Sometimes we want to do things. We know what they are, how to do them, what it takes to do them, etc. But we find that we just don’t do them. Weird, huh? You may already have something like that in mind. Something you want to do, but just end up not doing it. In a situation like that, where your mind has laid the path, and you’ve acquired the necessary skills to cross the journey, but your body just won’t go, we call this invisible force that holds you back Emotional Resistance.
Emotional Resistance is the invisible force that locks us in place in life. It is the shackles and chains that bind us to the ground where we are, and doesn’t allow us to roam freely, where we know we will be safe. It ties our wings and keeps us from flying towards our destiny and fate. It holds us back from our potential, and from becoming who we’re meant to be.
Emotional Resistance is invisible. Once made visible, it ceases to be Emotional Resistance.
Introspection is the exploration into this invisible force and making it articulated and clear, and removing the emotions from it. The idea is not to remove emotions from it, despite me having just said that. The idea is look closely into what triggers the emotions.
To start, you want to think about this thing you want to do but never do, and reflect on what emotions are associated with it. Then look a bit more closely, what thoughts are associated with those emotions?
Go on with this exploration, and see where it takes you. Learn about what might be holding you back. Be curious, nonjudgmental, and without agenda.
Don’t try to explain it, or change it, or make it go away. Just leave the problem as it is. Explore into what is happening. If you want to do it, and you can do it, then what’s stopping you? If there’s no clear answer, it’s probably this invisible force we call Emotional Resistance. What is required of you is not anything you’ve done already. Whatever you tried hasn’t worked. Usually, most people don’t slow down and reflect curiously. Try that. Maybe it’ll help.
Don’t expect it to help though. Try to remove expectations of anything. Just be curious and accepting of whatever comes out to you.